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special visceral efferent column


Definition: a column of gray matter (substance) in the hindbrain of the embryo, represented in the adult by the trigeminal and facial nuclei and the nucleus ambiguus. [Use of branchial is a misnomer in human anatomy.]

Synonym(s): branchial efferent column

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